Corporate Operations Manager - United States

Democracy International

About the organization

DI provides technical assistance, analytical services and project implementation for democracy, human rights, governance and conflict mitigation programs worldwide for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the U.S. State Department and other development partners. Since its founding in 2003, Democracy International has worked with civil society organizations, political parties, election-management bodies, government agencies, legislatures, justice-sector institutions, and others in 80+ countries.

DI welcomes and supports a diverse and inclusive work environment. We are committed to equal employment opportunities (EEO) for all applicants seeking employment and for DI employees. DI makes employment decisions based on organizational needs, job requirements and individual qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, personal appearance, military status, gender identity or expression.


Lead the implementation of the Home Office operational procedures and policies.
Lead the process of reviewing, comparing, and analyzing products and Indirect services to be procured.
Develop/revise necessary standard operational procedures as the need arises.
Manage all aspects of office infrastructure and operations including office space leases and maintenance, supplies, materials, and technology.
Lead the transition of all DI supplies, materials, and technology to a new office space.
Lead liaison with DI insurance brokers for home Office coverages.
Manage the contracting process with home Office vendors to ensure execution of contracts and timely payment of invoices.
Manage inventories and maintain accurate purchase and pricing records.
Take the lead on preparing operations budget, cost analyses and other ad hoc reports as the need arises.
Oversee financial aspects of the DI home office by leading yearly projections, ensuring accurate review of monthly invoices, and monitoring monthly costs.
Lead and mentor a team of Operations Assistants and Associates.
Implement new policies and procedures to improve operational efficiency.
Resolve complex problems with appropriate cross-departmental collaboration.
Contribute to knowledge sharing and implement new initiatives to improve existing information resources.
Other duties as assigned.


Minimum of 5 years of relevant professional experience
Bachelor’s degree in a related field, such as business administration, management, international development, or a related field.
Minimum one year of supervisory experience.
Experience providing administrative and operational support in the international development space.
Experience working with USAID and other international donor organizations.
Flexibility in working in a dynamic environment managing multiple activities, ad hoc requests, and changing requirements.
Adept at identifying and framing problems, setting priorities, and making assessments and creative problem solving.
Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity and gender.
Ability to confidently engage with staff at all levels.
Strong attention to detail in written work, and experience creating and managing internal knowledge management and quality review processes.
Ability to integrate diverse information from varied sources.
Adept at identifying and framing problems, setting priorities, and making critical assessment.
Proficiency with MS Office Suite
Authorized to work in the United States.


$87000 - $97000

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Interested applicants must submit a cover letter and CV. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the position will be filled as soon as a qualified candidate is identified. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. The starting salary range for this position is 87,000-97,000, commensurate with experience. DI will only contact candidates of interest.

All interested applicants must be authorized to work in the U.S. at the time of application.

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